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Can we get rid of tutorials in today's games?

#1SiegePosted 7/9/2011 1:22:03 AM
Why does every single game need a tutorial especially when they basically use the same control scheme? O is to duck. X is to jump. R1 is shoot. L1 is aim. Games aren't getting any more complicated and are actually getting shorter, so a lengthy tutorial is pretty unnecessary.
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#2xlr81212Posted 7/9/2011 1:24:28 AM
not every game is a shooter, you know.
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#3namethatno1usesPosted 7/9/2011 1:24:44 AM
I love tutorials, getting used to controls takes 10-20 minutes for me. I prefer games to start easy.
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#4KainnK19Posted 7/9/2011 1:26:48 AM
Every game is potentially someone's very first video game. Most of us have been playing for years, but there are new gamers every single day who need to build up their foundations. The control schemes so familiar to us are completely alien to them.
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#5arstosPosted 7/9/2011 1:30:50 AM
keep the tutorials, just make sure they're not mandatory lol
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#6Siege(Topic Creator)Posted 7/9/2011 1:31:39 AM
Are you guys serious? My 4 year old son plays video games and can figure out how to move and duck and shoot just with trial and error. And no, not all games are shooters but most have weapons that shoot. I am playing Ratchet and Clank and guess what? L1 aims, R1 shoots, and X jumps. I would love to meet someone who has never played a single video game in their entire life.
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#7OnslaughtXPosted 7/9/2011 1:33:32 AM
Are you guys serious? My 4 year old son plays video games and can figure out how to move and duck and shoot just with trial and error. And no, not all games are shooters but most have weapons that shoot. I am playing Ratchet and Clank and guess what? L1 aims, R1 shoots, and X jumps. I would love to meet someone who has never played a single video game in their entire life.

There are controls, and there are mechanics. A good game will teach both in a relatively unobtrusive manner.
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#8jubjub360Posted 7/9/2011 1:35:29 AM
Siege posted...
Are you guys serious? My 4 year old son plays video games and can figure out how to move and duck and shoot just with trial and error. And no, not all games are shooters but most have weapons that shoot. I am playing Ratchet and Clank and guess what? L1 aims, R1 shoots, and X jumps. I would love to meet someone who has never played a single video game in their entire life.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_babies_are_born_every_day_in_the_world

According to this: 490,000 a day. Then you gotta take into consideration how many years it takes for a child to understand the concept of a video game and how to play it.
#9BoulderPosted 7/9/2011 1:50:07 AM
Plus you have to include motion controls.
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#10CellSoundPosted 7/9/2011 2:51:01 AM
I completely agree. Unless of course there is an optional tutorial level.

Otherwise it is a distraction to the immersion of the game.